The Happy Cow Creamery in southern Greenville County lives up to its name. As one who grew up on a dairy farm, I can confirm that their unique method of sending cows to graze on fresh green fields really does keep cows happy. Farmer Tom Trantham developed the technique and found that cows produced more milk by allowing them to eat just the tender green tops of fields. They bottle milk on the farm, and it contains more healthy ingredients than conventionally processed milk. He was named the 2015 South Carolina farmer of the year.
The Happy Cow Creamery gives periodic tours, which are a great way for children and adults to learn where milk comes from. The tours are very popular and fill up well in advance of the scheduled date. The Happy Cow Creamery also has a store where they sell their milk and a variety of local and related market products.